Used effectively, Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seamless integration of hardware, apps and communication tools. This includes Microsoft Surface, Teams, Office 365 and Surface Hub – see previous posts in this series Digital Workplaces. In this post, we examine how to leverage the full poten ...

A previous blog post, Making Teamwork Work, discussed the key challenges facing organisations in helping people work together effectively - changing workers, changing lifestyles, dispersed teams, complex hierarchies. In this follow-up post, we examine how Microsoft collaboration solutions can help your organisation work better, more efficiently and effectively, through the seam ...

In recent blog posts, we argued the case for Digital Workplaces. Organisations that adopt a digital first culture, combined with strong digital leadership, can break free from the limits imposed by outdated systems and outdated management thinking. Embedding technology at the core of everything the organisation does will result in a more collaborative, cost efficient, agile, r ...

A recent article on the InfoQ web site summarised the current state-of-play in relation to digital transformation in the oil and gas industry. A new wave of disruptive technologies are transforming the industry including the cloud, social media, sensors, mobility, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, big data and analytics. Core business processes are being re-platformed ...

The need for public sector organisations to transform digitally is now widely accepted. Few senior executives remain to be convinced! With the focus shifting from the WHY to the HOW of transformation, the Accelerating Digital Interactive Forum for Public Sector Leaders will present scenarios covering the public sector workplace of the future. Organised by Microsoft Gold Partn ...

Previous Bridgeall blog posts have argued that successful digital transformation requires the integration of strategy, people, processes, systems, organisation, culture AND technology. The failure to recognise these mutual dependencies is one of the main reasons why many attempted transformations will fail. Digital Culture: Your Competitive Advantage Recent research by Micro ...

This, as they say, is cool! Microsoft has recently announced preview of the Power BI for Mixed Reality app. As regular readers of the Bridgeall blog will know, we are strong advocates of the business benefits to be derived from using Power BI, a suite of tools from Microsoft that automatically transforms your organisation’s data into rich visuals. Positioned as a leader in Ga ...

Conflicting views continue to be expressed on the thorny issue of government IT procurement. According to Niall Quinn, Technology Procurement Director at the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the UK government’s Digital Marketplace, created to make government procurement easier, more transparent and accessible to SMEs, has resulted in a “major overhaul of the public sector procu ...

Our previous blog post (Year of the Cloud), argued that a tipping point had been reached in enterprise cloud adoption. In this post, we present an overview of Microsoft Azure, the world’s fastest growing cloud platform for corporate and public sector organisations. What is Azure? Launched in February 2010 (as Windows Azure), Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for bu ...

The 14th Benchmark Measurement of European eGovernment Services has just been published by the Commission. Based on a survey of 10,000 websites across all EU countries, the benchmark exercise evaluated the quantity and quality of digital service relating to four life events – starting a business, losing and finding a job, studying and family life. Four top-level benchmarks we ...